August 14, 2019  |  Members Statement

Sigmund Jorgenson

I rise to give thanks for the life of Sigmund J├Ârgensen, OAM, from 29 April 1940 to 21 July 2019, one of the founders and leaders out at Montsalvat in Eltham. I was pleased to join many, many people from the local community in celebration of his life just last week, and I thank the member for Eltham for sharing her reflections at the time about the Montsalvat Jazz Festival and regional and cultural tourism events. As a former mayor of the Shire of Nillumbik and also a Labor candidate back in 1996 in Eltham, for over 25 years Sigmund has been a great friend and also a great leader in the community. I was certainly pleased to join people to celebrate an amazing life of generosity and leadership in our community and a great supporter of course of the green wedge.